The vulgar tongue: a glossary of slang, cant, and flash words and phrases, used in London from 1839 to 1859; flash songs, essays on slang, and a bibliography of canting and slang literature
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Publisher London, B. Quaritch
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"Bibliography of the canting and slang literature, with glossaries": p. 76-79
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Robert B. Livingston
February 27, 2014
A fascinating book for lovers of language
I like the word "flash" which was used as an adjective meaning "grand."
There are many other colorful words which bring to life the period and place covered-- with examples, snatches, songs and poems to ponder on.
A favorite book of mine from elsewhere is Whiz Mob: A Correlation of the Technical Argot of Pickpockets.
If one has read and liked that, one is bound to also like this.